Tag: <span>Wing Sails</span>

Alfa Laval and Wallenius finalise wind power joint venture
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Alfa Laval and Wallenius finalise wind power joint venture

Alfa Laval and Wallenius have finalised the 50/50 joint venture that will take the Oceanbird wind power solutions from concept to reality. Through the joint venture, formally named AlfaWall Oceanbird, the two companies will intensify the development of Oceanbird wind power technology. Conceived by Wallenius, the system for vessel propulsion uses wing sails that have...

Tharsis installs sails on diesel-electric cargo ship
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Tharsis installs sails on diesel-electric cargo ship

Tharsis Sea-River Shipping has concluded the installation of two retractable wing sails on its 88m, 2,364 dwt diesel-electric general cargo vessel, M/V Tharsis. The installation tool place at the Neptune Shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, near Rotterdam. The work was undertaken at the same time as the vessel was having its air lubrication system upgraded. The 3m...

Alfa Laval and Wallenius to develop modern wind propulsion
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Alfa Laval and Wallenius to develop modern wind propulsion

Alfa Laval and Wallenius are forming a new joint venture to develop wind power technology to reduce emissions by 90 per cent on the largest ocean-going vessels. The joint venture, AlfaWall Oceanbird, will see the companies pursue an innovative means of wind propulsion based on telescopic wing sails. Though designed for wind propulsion, the Oceanbird...

Namura and NS United Kaiun to develop wind-assisted Capesize
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Namura and NS United Kaiun to develop wind-assisted Capesize

Japan-based shipbuilder Namura Shipbuilding and operator NS United Kaiun Kaisha have partnered in a joint research project aimed at developing a wind-powered system for a 183,000 dwt Capesize bulk carrier. The International Maritime Organization’s decarbonisation targets of reducing carbon emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030 from 2008’s levels and cut at least...

Stena unveils InfinityMAX concept vessel design
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Stena unveils InfinityMAX concept vessel design

Tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has unveiled its concept InfinityMAX hybrid bulk carrier design. The zero emissions vessel is expected to come into service between 2030 and 2035, providing the right level of matured technologies are available. The InfinityMAX concept, which is designed to carry both dry and wet cargoes in modular compartments, is built...

Windship Technology powers zero emission ship design
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Windship Technology powers zero emission ship design

British company Windship Technology has confirmed the findings from the Wolfson Unit of the University of Southampton following a detailed study into its innovative and patented triple wing rig. After extensive testing and VPP work conducted at the Wolfson Unit and further Computational Fluid Dynamics and aerodynamic performance optimisation conducted by Cape Horn Engineering, it...

DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system
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DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system

DNV GL has awarded an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships.  The wind-powered auxiliary propulsion system for ships is the result of a joint research project from KSOE, the shipbuilding holding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and SK Shipping, to develop...